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A cardiac glycoside, C41H64O14, obtained from the leaves of a foxglove, Digitalis lanata, with pharmacological effects similar to digitalis.


(Pharmacology) a glycoside extracted from the leaves of the woolly foxglove (Digitalis lanata) and used in the treatment of heart failure. Formula: C41H64O14


(dɪdʒˈɒk sɪn)

a glycoside of purified digitalis, relatively mild in action and widely used in the treatment of congestive heart failure.
[1930; dig (italis) + (t) oxin]
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Noun1.digoxin - digitalis preparation (trade name Lanoxin) used to treat congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia; helps the heart beat more forcefully
digitalin, digitalis, digitalis glycoside - a powerful cardiac stimulant obtained from foxglove


n. digoxina, un derivado de digitalis que se emplea en el tratamiento de arritmias cardíacas.


n digoxina
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WASHINGTON--Avoid the use of digoxin in patients with atrial fibrillation, judging from a secondary analysis of the 18,000-patient ARISTOTLE trial.
WASHINGTON -- In what could prove to be the final word in the clinical controversy over the safety of prescribing digoxin in patients with atrial fibrillation, a secondary analysis of the roughly 18,000-patient ARISTOTLE trial has come down emphatically on the side of avoiding the venerable drug.
Objective: To compare the efficacy of amiodarone and digoxin for patients who underwent valve-related cardiac surgery and had atrial fibrillation in the first 72 hours post-operatively.
Researchers writing in the European Heart Journal, May 4, analyzed 19 different studies, and found that people taking digoxin had a 21 percent higher risk of death from any cause compared to people not taking the drug.
I take digoxin for atrial fibrillation, and a friend told me she recently saw an article saying that it's a very dangerous drug.
Individuals who take the drug digoxin to treat the irregular and often rapid heartbeat associated with atrial fibrillation (AFib) may be at greater risk of death than individuals who take other medications for the condition, a new study suggests.
Opie suggests that digoxin, for the indication of HF, would not be passed by regulatory agencies on the basis of present data.
Preparation of Digoxin solution: The marketed digoxin ampoules (Sunpharma Ltd.
In vivo experiments showed that single-dose SLE at 500 mg/kg could increase the area under the plasma concentration time curve of digoxin and vincrisine significantly without affecting terminal elimination half-time.
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Considering her cardiomyopathy and the need for inotropic support, digoxin was added with an intention to discontinue amiodarone after digoxin loading.
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